Stories tagged: transportation
Mon., June 26, 2017
Getting There: Higher bus fares start Saturday
Bus riders are going to have to pay more for their lifts starting on Saturday
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Spokane’s future plan resurrects Ferris High School road, creates preference for some street work
Spokane hopes to finish revising its all-encompassing plan document in a vote next week, as concerns linger about a controversial road project that would link two thruways on the upper …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
It’s so hot in Phoenix that airplanes can’t fly
Dozens of flights have been delayed and canceled out of Phoenix Sky Harbor on Tuesday as the city – and much of the region – withers under another day of …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Six killed in 25-vehicle pileup at New Mexico-Arizona line
Authorities in New Mexico say six people are dead after a 25-vehicle pileup on I-10 caused by sudden blowing dust in New Mexico near the Arizona state line.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 7:27 a.m.
China propels rise of electric ultra-high-performance cars
Want an insanely fast ride with zero emissions? Startup NIO has the car: An electric two-seater with muscular European lines and a top speed of 195 miles per hour.
Tue., June 20, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Downtown parking, June 20, 1941
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Washington granted REAL ID extension through Oct. 10
Washington state has been granted another temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards.
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 1:43 p.m.
Getting There: Additional damage found in areas of I-90 currently under repair; STA bus fares rise July 1
The contractor working to fix Interstate 90 in downtown Spokane reportedly found more extensive damage to bridge joints that will take longer to repair
Mon., June 12, 2017
I-90 bridge repairs underway in Idaho’s Silver Valley
Bridge ramps on Interstate 90 in the Silver Valley are undergoing repair work this year, which is causing a number of ramp closures.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 12:25 p.m.
11 injured when truck strikes Metro bus in Seattle
Authorities say 11 people were injured after the King County Metro bus they were riding was rear-ended by a semi-truck on northbound Interstate 5 in Seattle.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Trump pledges to make US infrastructure ‘envy of the world’
President Donald Trump ended a week dedicated to modernizing U.S. highways, railways and rivers with a thud.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Confusion rules waves as shippers seek Qatar-ban clarity
Shippers hauling oil, food and consumer goods across the Middle East are grappling with the fallout from a diplomatic standoff between Qatar and its Persian Gulf neighbors that risks leaving …
Fri., June 9, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Chinook Pass to reopen Friday
Crews have finally cleared snow off State Route 410 over Chinook Pass, and the roadway is open.
UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
Ivar’s challenges loss of lease at Sea-Tac Airport as ‘fishy’
Sea-Tac Airport has decided that longtime tenant Ivar’s Fish Bar will no longer have a place at its central terminal – and Ivar’s is not keeping clam about it.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 7:38 a.m.
Crews clean up Eastern Idaho highway after pain lotion spills
Six barrels containing a pain-relieving lotion that broke open and spilled on an eastern Idaho highway after the driver of a pickup with a trailer swerved to avoid a collision …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 6:54 p.m.
United kicks off new flights to SF and Chicago
United Airlines on Thursday kicked off its first new flights to San Francisco and Chicago
Wed., June 7, 2017, 10:38 a.m.
Safety at risk without air traffic system reform, Transportation chief says
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao defended President Donald Trump’s plan to remove air-traffic operations from the government Wednesday, saying the system could no longer handle growth and “still maintain safety.”
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 8 p.m.
Spokane airport opposes privatizing air traffic control
Privatization of the nation’s air traffic control system was met Monday with skepticism in many quarters, including Spokane.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
White House formally backs plan to transfer air traffic control system to private corporation
The White House on Monday formally endorsed a plan to spin off more than 30,000 federal workers into a private nonprofit corporation, separating the nation’s air traffic controllers and those …
Mon., June 5, 2017
Spokane Transit bus drivers seek protection after recent assaults
Assaults and threats against Spokane Transit Authority drivers appear to be on the rise, and that has drivers concerned, according to the head of the union that represents many of …
Mon., June 5, 2017
Getting There: Summer road tripping can lighten your wallet
A study shows that summer road trips aren’t cheap. Many drivers spend $500 or more on them.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
High bids make WSDOT back off Colfax bridge repairs
The Washington state Department of Transportation has put its plans to rebuild two northern Colfax bridges on the back burner after a bid for the repairs went well above the …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 1:26 p.m.
Oregon Senate backs use of red-light cameras to catch speeders
The Oregon Senate has approved a bill that would let cities use red-light cameras to also identify speeders.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Crews expect June 9 reopening of Chinook Pass
State Route 410 over Chinook Pass is scheduled to open to motorists on June 9, two weeks past the goal of a Memorial Day weekend opening.
Mon., May 29, 2017
Getting There: 7th annual Neighbor Day arrives on Saturday at Felts Field
The seventh annual Felts Field Neighbor Day returns on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fri., May 26, 2017
Roadways should see lots of traffic through Memorial Day weekend
The Memorial Day weekend travel period got off to a start on Thursday with something very predictable - backups on Interstate 90 near Cle Elum.
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 11:28 p.m.
STA kicks off new Spokane Valley bus route
Spokane Transit Authority this week began a new Spokane Valley bus route under voter-approved STA expansion last fall
Mon., May 22, 2017
Getting There: I-90 to be free-flowing during upcoming holiday weekend
Barricades and lane restrictions are being removed from eastbound Interstate 90 this coming weekend to make room for Memorial Day traffic
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
$50 million worth of cars blew into Spokane on Wednesday
Some of the finest supercars and hypercars drove into Spokane for a pair of events on Wednesday.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Highway 20 over North Cascades opens
Highway 20 over the North Cascades opened to traffic Tuesday.